March 13, 2013
DeKALB, Ill. - A year ago, Northern Illinois fans followed the Huskies from Chicago's Soldier Field to New York City and the Hudson River Valley at Army, and all the way to Miami for the Discover Orange Bowl. This year, Northern Illinois and its travel partner, Premiere Global Sports, invites NIU fans to experience a weekend in Boston, Mass., and watch the Huskies battle the Massachusetts Minutemen at Gillette Stadium in nearby Foxborough on Saturday, Nov. 2.
NIU fans will enjoy deluxe hotel accommodations at the Marriott Copley Place in the heart of Boston, gather for a Friday evening social hour, and be provided with transportation to and from Gillette Stadium on game day. In Foxborough, visit with Northern Illinois fans and alumni from throughout the Northeast and get ready to cheer on the Huskies at the official NIU pre-game tailgate party.
The Boston weekend getaway offers travel packages for either two or three night stays at the Marriott Copley Place with air and land or land only options. Every package includes the Friday evening welcome gathering, game day transportation and tickets to the NIU pre-game party. Package prices start at $739 per person.
For full information and pricing on how to follow Northern Illinois to Massachusetts this November, go to www.NIUSportsTravel.com or call Premiere Global Sports at 855-329-9274. Sign up today and enjoy a fantastic weekend in Boston this November with fellow NIU fans, then cheer the Huskies on to victory in the home of the NFL's New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
In addition to following the Huskies to Massachusetts, purchase your 2013 Northern Illinois football season tickets now. Season tickets for the five-game Huskie Stadium home slate are just $100 while NIU Alumni Association members, senior citizens, youth, NIU Varsity Club (former letterwinners) members and faculty and staff can see every game for just $88. The new Huskieland plan offers all five home games in sections A&G of the stadium for $50 with $50 in "Doggie Dollars" good for parking and concessions. Season tickets are available by calling NIU Athletics at 815-753-1923, or go online to www.NIUHuskies.com/tickets for complete information and order forms.
After posting a 12-2 record and earning its second straight Mid-American Conference title a year ago en route to a historic appearance in the Discover Orange Bowl, Northern Illinois returns 14 starters (8 offense, 5 defense, 1 specialist) in 2013. The Huskies will be led by dual-threat quarterback Jordan Lynch, a 2012 second-team All-American who accounted for nearly 5,000 yards of total offense while setting NCAA records for rushing by a quarterback with 12 100-yard rushing games. Leading tackler Jimmie Ward and the Huskies' entire offensive line are among the 55 returning letterwinners for 2013.
NIU opens 2013 spring practices March 20 with the spring game (free admission) slated for April 13 at 2:30 p.m. at Huskie Stadium.
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